Thai – In No Time

Thai Red Curry with Kobacha and Fall Vegetables Fall weather sends us looking for belly warming meals and this spicy Thai curry with winter vegetables, wrapped up in silky coconut milk sauce, satisfies on many levels.  Lemongrass and lime add a fresh citrus zing and Thai basil contributes an herbal note we expect from Thai […]

Do You Need a Spring Cleanse?

Yoga and Nutrition are Perfect Partners  Multi-Grain & Vegetable Stir-Fry with Crisp Tofu and Peanuts   Recently one of my favorite yoga instructors at the Pine Lake Club, Rebecca, asked me speak about dietary approaches to “cleansing” before a cleansing yoga workshop she was leading.  As the dietitian-nutritionist for the club, I said “sure, but….” […]

A Sicilian-Style Rainbow of Vegetables

Rosemary-Fennel Peperonata My fondest memory of peperonata was making it at a beach house we rented in Siracusa, Sicily one summer. The point of renting a house was so we could cook with local foodstuffs and give our small children some time to play on the beach. All my expectations of Sicily were met when […]

In A Produce Rut?

Try Vietnamese Salad Rolls It’s National Nutrition Month® and the theme is  “Shape Up Your Plate.”  It’s one thing to be familiar with the ChooseMyPlate graphic telling us to fill half of our plates with produce – it’s another thing to carry out the recommendation and enjoy it.   That’s where we need to get creative […]

Culinary Labor of Love

 Rustic Roasted Vegetable Lasagna – A Recipe Suggestion   I fell in love with my husband again a few years ago.   I had arrived home on a Sunday night from a long International Association of Culinary Professionals conference to a bubbling Roasted Vegetable Lasagna that he had spent the better part of the day making.  I’ve always […]

Eat Your Veggies, Kids

Fresh Green Bean Salad  How hard is it to get kids to eat vegetables?  Very hard, according to the press kit I received a while ago promoting Green Giant frozen vegetables:  In a survey of 200 kids ages 6 to 10, one-third of parents said their children are more likely to be elected President on […]

Kale – King of Super Foods

Kale – Roasted and Sauteed I love it when the work of chefs intersects the words of nutrition scientists. A recent example – the intriguing recipes for kale I’ve seen popping up lately. When my grocery store had a sale on organic kale and I found three varieties, Red Kale (or Red Russian), Green Curly […]